American Dream

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American dream

also American Dream
An American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire: "In the deepening gloom of the Depression, the American Dream represented a reaffirmation of traditional American hopes" (Anthony Brandt).

American Dream

the American Dream the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for every individual

Amer′ican Dream′

the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American.
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Noun1.American Dream - the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents didAmerican Dream - the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did
ambition, aspiration, dream - a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
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